Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Solomon BIEGHLER

Descendants said they had 8 children.

Residences & events:

Pickaway Co, OH where he married Magdalena.

1832 Montgomery Co, IN. He purchased land there but didn't move for several more years.

1847 The family finally moved to their property.

Polk Co, IA. The family moved farther west after selling their land to son Samuel who stayed behind. They probably moved with Magdalene's brother, Henry.

9/10/1850 Polk Co, IA. Solomon was a wealthy 51 year old farmer at census time with a farm was valued at $7000. Magdalena was 48 and they had a large family: Wilson, 20, also a farmer, Sarah, 15, Susannah, 14, Almira, 12, Harrison, 10, Enoch, 8, and Delilah, 7.

6/11/1860 Saylor Twp, Polk Co, IA.

7/19/1870 Saylorville, Polk Co, IA was where the next census taker found them and recorded S Beashler, 71, and Magdalena, 68, living alone. Solomon had disposed of some assets as he had only $300/800 in property. Daughter Delilah Hanger and family lived next door.

1880 Crocker Twp, Polk Co, IA. 81 year old Solomon and his wife (looks like Lena), 79, were found there at census time, living alone. Solomon's occupation was farmer.

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